Jack Heifner is the author of over thirty plays and musicals produced in New York, Los Angeles, and theatres around the world. He is best known for the play version of Vanities, which ran for five years in New York, is published by Samuel French, and became one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. He is also the author of Patio/Porch, Boys' Play, Home Fires, Comfort and Joy, Heartbreak, Bargains, Earth To Bucky, The Lemon Cookie, China Dolls, Natural Disasters, and many other plays. His musicals include Leader of the Pack and Vanities - A New Muscial, both also published by Samuel French. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Heifner has been Playwright-in-Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas since 1997. He has also worked in television and film.